In This Season

June 28, 2016

  Hello blog, have you missed me like I've missed you?  This moment to sit down and write is so rare, I almost don't know how to use it. I genuinely long for the mornings when I could sit at the computer with my coffee to post photos and share the stories of my family's life.  As much as I miss it, I want to be present in my kids lives while I have the opportunity, not always wondering how I can turn today into a the perfect blog post.  I want them to remember me reading and playing with them, not trying to get just the right photo to share here.
  I used to have the time and energy in my life for that but right now I need to focus on them, and on me, so in this moment, in this season, my blog is silent. I can still be reached through my email address (found on my profile page) or through comments left here.
  Good bye for now!


From The CSA This Week: Swiss Chard

May 31, 2016

  If you haven't guessed yet, Swiss chard grows *really* well here.  We have gotten it two weeks in a row in our CSA shares.  While it's not hard to use in recipes (you can use it any recipe that calls for cooked spinach), it comes in such large bunches that the sheer quantity of greens to be used can be overwhelming.  I used last week's bunch in a lentil and chorizo stew and this week's got made into a swiss chard tart.   This recipe, just like last week's CSA share recipe,  comes from The Joy of Cooking (1997 edition).

Just a Regular Day

May 26, 2016

It's been a while since my last Regular Day  post (and things were not even close to regular yet then!) so I thought it was about time to give you a glimpse into what the front edge of summer on an ordinary day looks like around here. 
  Brothers, just chillin' on the couch before school.  These were the only two up early this morning.  Fire has a few days left of summer school before he's home for the month of June. 

From The CSA This Week: Squash Blossoms

May 24, 2016

  My first introduction to edible flowers came when I was working at a local green house one summer when I was in college.  We sold nasturtiums and I was shocked when some one told me that a lot of people bought them because the you could eat the flowers.  I just shook my head and never tried it myself (It just sounded weird to me!).

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